Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Women’s accelerator event calls for investing in women entrepreneurs

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Recognizing the intersecting relationship between climate change and gender inequality, on March 18 the Women’s Entrepreneurship Accelerator (WEA) brought together senior representatives of its founding partners to discuss the key role of women entrepreneurship in leading the way on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, and how women entrepreneurs contribute as change-makers in creating a more sustainable and inclusive society for all.

10×1000 Tech for Inclusion enhances fintech learning programs for 2022

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10x1000 Tech for Inclusion released its results for 2021. With the vision to train 1,000 emerging talents each year for ten years, the platform saw a total of 1,067 learners from 66 countries complete its Fintech Foundation Program and Fintech Leadership Program in 2021, and receive certifications from 10x1000 and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

Politicians and regulators ready to talk small business says COSBOA

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The COSBOA National Small Business Summit, 5 – 6 April 2022, brings together Australia’s heavyweights, leaders and influencers, during a prime time for political parties to propose plans for small business, while discussing the key challenges and directions for the industry.  

Entries open for 2022 Trans-Tasman Innovation and Growth Awards

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Entries for the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum’s (ANZLF) second Trans-Tasman Innovation and Growth Awards are open. The awards will showcase success stories focused on innovation, collaboration and growth across Australian and New Zealand emerging businesses. The Australian technology industry generates $167 billion in output per year and employs 861,000 Australians. The industry is the economy’s second largest job creator, just behind retail, and is on track to employ one million people by 2025 according to research produced by Accenture and released by the Tech Council.

Recruitable launched to revolutionise employment for people with disability

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Randstad, the world’s largest recruiter, has partnered with Get Skilled Access, founded by multiple Wheelchair Tennis Grand Slam Champion, Paralympian, disability advocate and 2022 Australian of the Year, Dylan Alcott AO, to launch Recruitable - a ground-breaking mainstream recruitment program to transform employment opportunities for people with disability.

Sportstech Pre-Accelerator program invites new round of entrepreneurs

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Australia’s newest entrepreneurs with a passion for sports technology will be able to tap into a rich ecosystem of world-class knowledge, mentors, and industry connections with Australia’s preeminent ‘Business of Sport’ Pre-Accelerator program opening its doors for 2022. Sportstech start-up entrepreneurs and founders who have a technology-based idea and consider establishing a business developing a Minimal Viable Product – are invited to apply for the popular 10-week program. 

Australian wine startup leads global initiative to change millions of lives

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Little Ripples, the groundbreaking purpose-led wine company, on a mission to help provide clean drinking water to the world, has partnered with world-renowned premium wine business Pernod Ricard Winemakers and major retailers worldwide to help provide clean drinking water to five million people over the next ten years. The initiative is one of the largest of its kind anywhere in the world with the joint ambition to help people in need access life’s most precious resource. 

AWS launches two accelerator programs in space and sustainability

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Seventy-five years ago, a camera aboard a V-22 rocket returned the first-ever photograph captured from space. The black and white image was taken with a 35 millimeter motion picture camera at an altitude of 65 miles, just above the Karman Line, the official boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and outer space. Fast forward to today, an exciting era where advances in engineering are helping to transport human technology far beyond Earth’s atmosphere. As the rapid pace of innovation continues not only for space exploration but across the global aerospace industry, organisations continue to turn to the cloud for the speed, agility, and innovation required for complex space missions.  

HKSTP hosts Hong Kong I&T Career Expo 2022 setting job opening record

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Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is hosting the Hong Kong I&T Career Expo 2022 (the Career Expo) from 10 March till 16 March 2022, posting a record number of over 2,900 I&T jobs to provide local and overseas young talent with potential new career paths and opportunities for a brighter future. Despite challenging times facing businesses and communities across Hong Kong today, HKSTP and leaders across the I&T ecosystem continue to pour effort and resource into building the city’s strength in I&T and unleash long-term potential.

How Fresenius Medical Care’s Kidney Kid is promoting better kidney health

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Fresenius Medical Care, the provider of products and services for individuals with renal diseases, has announced the social media expansion of its highly successful global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, The Kidney Kid.